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The coming year may decide the fate of one, if not both, RTÉ orchestras. Photograph: Frank Miller
A test of political will

The great English poet and artist William Blake once declared: “Let it be no more said that the States encourage Arts; for it is the Arts that encoura(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross: “It is completely unacceptable that gardaí, by virtue of being gardaí, should not be subject to discipline when they are distorting figures.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

District Court judges should be given guidelines for dealing with road traffic cases to address wide variances in sentencing, according to Minister fo(...)

“Instagram at its very best is a potent mixture of beautiful, original imagery and informative, witty, inspiring text.”

For years, I’ve sniffed at Twitter, rolled my eyes at Facebook and snorted at Snapchat. But then just when I couldn’t get any more toploftical, along (...)

A meeting in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, to protest against the extension of conscription to Ireland. Photograph: George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images

One hundred years ago the first World War ended and Ireland embarked on a course of action that led rapidly to the independent Irish State. After a re(...)

The Young Offenders

It’s still so young as a medium: not even a century old. But so much has happened to television recently, it’s hard to say how we’ll be watching it by(...)

RTÉ presenter Marian Finucane photographed in 1987. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

RTÉ’s capital spending was to be “cut to the bone” in 1987 and a planned new library was among the first casualties. A memo from an official to minis(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he has changed his personal opinion on abortion.

Minister for Health Simon Harris has repeated his personal view that he supports the recommendation by the Oireachtas Committee that abortion should b(...)

The Pepsi ad with Kendall Jenner that sought to capitalise on Black Lives Matter set new standards for tone deafness

Welcome to this column’s annual Get Off My Lawn! awards. Once again we assess the 10 most annoyingly pointless stories of the year. We’re talking abou(...)

Tourists in Dublin at the Molly Malone statue. Photograph: Alan Betson

A drop in the number of British tourists to Ireland is a cause for concern despite an overall growth in the market in 2017, a tourism body has said. (...)

Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, who died along with her crewmates Capt Mark Duffy, Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby while on a search and rescue mission in March. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Rest in peace ... They died in 2017
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  • December 28, 2017, 06:00

JANUARY 8 – Peter Sarstedt, English singer/songwriter – Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? – age 75 9 – TK Whitaker, economist and former public servan(...)

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